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9 Soul-Warming Bowls of Soup in Houston

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It's miserable out and soup is on the brain. Here are a few of Houston's best places for a bowl of comfort. If you have another favorite to add to the mix, let us know in the comments or email us at houston@eater.com.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

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1008 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 940-4636
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Duck and Andouille Gumbo



In a city full of great gumbo, Chef Ben McPherson’s stands alone. Served at Prohibition Supper Club, this masterpiece includes silky broth made with the darkest roux, Amish/organic chicken and other fowl along with righteous housemade andouille.

Cost: $6

2. The El Cantina Superior

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602 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 203-5180
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Sopa Azteca



The El Cantina Superior’s “Sopa Azteca” eats more like caldo than tortilla soup with its dark chile broth, torn chunks of chicken, corn, squash and add as you wish sides of fresh chiles, grilled lime, avocado, pico, queso fresco, mexican crema and tortilla strips.

Cost: $10.75

3. Soma Sushi

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4820 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2726
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Seafood Ramen



Chef Gabriel Medina at Soma Sushi is known for his outstanding ramen, including his Seafood Ramen with king crab bouillabaisse-like broth. Along with the rich broth and noodles are chunks of luscious lump crab, scallops, mussels, corn, coconut, corn, spinach, green onions and cilantro.

Cost: $18

4. RDG + Bar Annie

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1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 840-1111
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Mushroom Soup



Chef Robert Del Grande is known for his edgy, southwest flavors and quality ingredients. His mushroom soup at RDG+Bar Annie features deep mushroom flavor along with smoked duck and truffle croutons, topped with smooth crème fraiche.

Cost: $12

[Photo: Erin Hicks]

5. The Palm Restaurant

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6100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 977-2544
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Beef & Barley Soup



The Palm’s beef and barley soup is another that has been enjoyed for decades. The housemade veal stock and super-fresh ingredients including the high quality beef make it special. During the month of March, it’s the soup of the day on Thursdays.

[Photo: Erin Hicks]

6. Grace's

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3111 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 728-6410
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Chicken Tortilla Soup



You might not expect some of the city’s best tortilla soup at Grace’s on Kirby but the rich, velvety broth, super-tender chicken fresh vegetables and crunchy squares of tortilla chips will make a believer out of you.

Cost: small $5 / large $10

7. Damian's Cucina Italiana

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3011 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-0439
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Lobster Bisque



The Mandola clan at Damian’s has been serving their traditional lobster bisque in its pillowy bread bowl for more than thirty years. The decadent soup is creamy but not too thick or cloying, a fate often suffered by a lesser bisque. It’s a nostalgic treat.

Cost: $12

8. Carrabba's

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3115 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-3131
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Lentil & Sausage Soup



Johnny Carraba’s uncle still makes the awesome fennel sausage for the sausage and lentil soup served at both “original” Carraba’s locations. Long-simmered veal stock and fresh vegetables make it a fantastic full meal in a bowl.

Cost: $10

9. Deer Lake Lodge & Spa

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10500 Deer Lake Lodge Rd
Montgomery, TX 77316
(936) 647-1383
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Sweet Mama's Sweetness of Life



If raw is your thing, check out “Sweet Mama’s Sweetness of Life” raw soup at Deer Lake Lodge in Montgomery County. Organic kale, carrot and celery juices are combined with creamy avocado and seasoned with ginger and cumin for a fresh, de-toxing treat. 10500

1. Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

1008 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002
Duck and Andouille Gumbo



In a city full of great gumbo, Chef Ben McPherson’s stands alone. Served at Prohibition Supper Club, this masterpiece includes silky broth made with the darkest roux, Amish/organic chicken and other fowl along with righteous housemade andouille.

Cost: $6
1008 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002

2. The El Cantina Superior

602 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007
Sopa Azteca



The El Cantina Superior’s “Sopa Azteca” eats more like caldo than tortilla soup with its dark chile broth, torn chunks of chicken, corn, squash and add as you wish sides of fresh chiles, grilled lime, avocado, pico, queso fresco, mexican crema and tortilla strips.

Cost: $10.75
602 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007

3. Soma Sushi

4820 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Seafood Ramen



Chef Gabriel Medina at Soma Sushi is known for his outstanding ramen, including his Seafood Ramen with king crab bouillabaisse-like broth. Along with the rich broth and noodles are chunks of luscious lump crab, scallops, mussels, corn, coconut, corn, spinach, green onions and cilantro.

Cost: $18
4820 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. RDG + Bar Annie

1800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Mushroom Soup



Chef Robert Del Grande is known for his edgy, southwest flavors and quality ingredients. His mushroom soup at RDG+Bar Annie features deep mushroom flavor along with smoked duck and truffle croutons, topped with smooth crème fraiche.

Cost: $12

[Photo: Erin Hicks]
1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

5. The Palm Restaurant

6100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Beef & Barley Soup



The Palm’s beef and barley soup is another that has been enjoyed for decades. The housemade veal stock and super-fresh ingredients including the high quality beef make it special. During the month of March, it’s the soup of the day on Thursdays.

[Photo: Erin Hicks]
6100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

6. Grace's

3111 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Chicken Tortilla Soup



You might not expect some of the city’s best tortilla soup at Grace’s on Kirby but the rich, velvety broth, super-tender chicken fresh vegetables and crunchy squares of tortilla chips will make a believer out of you.

Cost: small $5 / large $10
3111 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

7. Damian's Cucina Italiana

3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Lobster Bisque



The Mandola clan at Damian’s has been serving their traditional lobster bisque in its pillowy bread bowl for more than thirty years. The decadent soup is creamy but not too thick or cloying, a fate often suffered by a lesser bisque. It’s a nostalgic treat.

Cost: $12
3011 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

8. Carrabba's

3115 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Lentil & Sausage Soup



Johnny Carraba’s uncle still makes the awesome fennel sausage for the sausage and lentil soup served at both “original” Carraba’s locations. Long-simmered veal stock and fresh vegetables make it a fantastic full meal in a bowl.

Cost: $10
3115 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

9. Deer Lake Lodge & Spa

10500 Deer Lake Lodge Rd, Montgomery, TX 77316
Sweet Mama's Sweetness of Life



If raw is your thing, check out “Sweet Mama’s Sweetness of Life” raw soup at Deer Lake Lodge in Montgomery County. Organic kale, carrot and celery juices are combined with creamy avocado and seasoned with ginger and cumin for a fresh, de-toxing treat. 10500

10500 Deer Lake Lodge Rd
Montgomery, TX 77316

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